Frost Proof Gardenia
Gardenia jasminoides 'Frostproof'
|Espoma Bio-Tone Plus Starter Plus||$14.95|
|Treegator Jr. Slow Release Watering Bag||$25.95|
|Mature Height:||Slowly reached 5 Feet|
|Mature Width:||4 Feet|
|Sunlight:||Full Sun to partial shade|
|Soil Condition:||Any well drained soil, does not like "wet feet"|
Frost Proof Gardenia Shrubs for Sale Online
The Frost Proof Gardenia is a great, hardy shrub to have with its toleration to more direct sunlight than other gardenias and late spring blooming so its gorgeous white blooms aren't damaged by cool spring frosts.
Flowering Frost Proof Gardenia Shrubs
The Frost Proof Gardenia is a great shrub to have with its toleration to more direct sunlight than other gardenias and late spring blooming so its gorgeous white blooms aren't damaged by cool spring frosts. Ordinary Gardenia buds can freeze and never develop into flowers. So, you get a skimpy showing or no blooms at all. In areas like Zone 7 you will still need to protect them in the winter time.
We suggest when planting your newly purchased Frost Proof Gardenia plants that you dig a hole twice as wide as the root system but not deeper. Depending on the quality of your existing soil you may need to add a locally sourced compost or topsoil to the back-fill soil. We do not recommend using straight topsoil or compost as a back-fill soil for Frost Proof Gardenia because more times than not these products will retain entirely to much moisture and will cause the root system to rot. Adding compost or topsoil will help the young feeder roots of Frost Proof Gardenia to spread through the loose, nutrient rich soil, much easier than if you used solely the existing soil which more times than not will be hard and compacted. The most common cause of plant death after transplanting is planting the new plant to deep. That is why we do not recommend planting in a hole any deeper than the soil line of the plant in the pot. A good rule is that you should still be able to see the soil the plant was grown in after back-filling the hole. Bio-tone starter fertilizer is a great starter fertilizer that provides plants with mycorrhizae fungus. It is a naturally occurring beneficial fungus that colonizes on the new growing roots of plants. It creates a barrier between the roots of the plant and fungus and pathogens that can cause root rot. We love this product and use it on all plants we install in our own gardens. Bio-tone is a gardeners best friend and can help guarantee your success.